Internet Service Provider

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Internet Service Provider

A company that provides access to the internet for customers. Typically, an ISP provides this service in exchange for a monthly fee. It may also provide website hosting services.
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The high-tech research firm reports that in the face of a forecasted zero percent growth in the number of backbone connections used by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the year 2002, backbone providers will need to focus on key decision criteria used by ISPs (such as price, reliability, company reputation, company stability, and availability of service) in selecting their backbone providers.
Meanwhile, three long-established brands ranked below average: America Online; CompuServe, an AOL subsidiary; and Prodigy, one of the first ISPs.